TVA Transporting Large Transformer to Raccoon Mountain Pumped-Storage Facility
Chattanooga, Tenn. – The Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) will be transporting a large transformer to the Raccoon Mountain Pumped-Storage Facility in Hamilton County on Sunday, November 18, 2012. Moving this oversize load will require temporary lane closures on I-24 near Exit 174 on Saturday, November 17 and Sunday, November 18.
On Saturday morning, Edwards Moving & Rigging, the company that will be performing the move, will close the inside (fast) lane on I-24 East and West at mile marker 174 from 7:00 a.m. to noon EST to remove the cable guardrail and to construct a median crossover for the truck that will haul the transformer.
On Sunday morning, November 18, TDOT HELP trucks and vehicles from the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office will pace traffic on I-24 beginning at 8:00 a.m. EST as the load is moved across the interstate and onto U.S. 41 at the Tiftonia exit. After the transformer has been moved across the interstate, the inside lane on I-24 East and West will remain closed while the median crossover is removed and the cable guardrail restored. All lanes should be reopened to traffic by noon at the latest.